Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa is known as an American actress, TV producer, and talk show host. She is most famous for her roles in All My Children and Hope & Faith.

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Kelly Ripa was born on October 2, 1970, in Stratford, New Jersey. She is the young lady of a transport driver and worker's organization president.

Ripa went to Camden Community College in New Jersey, where she acted in neighborhood theatre productions before finding the role of Hayley Santos on the ABC daytime drama All My Children in 1990.

Marriage, Husband, and Kids

Kelly Ripa met Mark Consuelos on the set of 'All My Children.' Mark was playing the role of her boyfriend on the show. They dated for a year and got married in Las Vegas in 1996. The couple gave birth to three kids, and Kelly is now living with her husband and three children.

There was a rumor about an affair between Kelly and her football player, Micheal Strahan. This rumor started when Micheal joined her as a co-host to the show, Live! With Kelly. There were also rumors that Mark was cheating on his wife. A source confirmed that Yara Martinez was Marke's secret girlfriend. They were seen together in many places. When asked about divorce, Kelly said that they fight every day. They fight for stupid reasons like not putting the toilet seat back. They even have heated arguments, but yet they are comfortable and secured with each other.

Kelly said that she worships Mark and loves everything about him, even the annoying habits. In the middle of 2014, a tweet mentioned that Kelly and Mark had split up. Kelly was not available to accept or deny this rumor, but it eventually died down.

Before Kelly met Mark, she was involved with Vincent Young. In 1995, they were seen together at the 11th Annual Soap Opera Digest Award in Beverly Hills. Young was dating Monica Hansen before Kelly. After Kelly and Vincent split up, he started dating Tori Spelling.

Career and Net Worth

In February 2001, Kelly Ripa joined co-host Regis Philbin for ABC's morning talk show program Live! with Regis and Kelly, replacing the former co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford. Ripa's charming character and lively comical tendency showed to be the ideal foil for Philbin's style of comedy. She continued appearing sporadically on All My Children near her real-life husband and co-star Mark Consuelos until she left the show in 2002. In 2010, she returned for two scenes in support of the soap opera's 40th commemoration.

Philbin proclaimed his retirement from Live! At 80 years of age in January 2011. Ripa took over hosting commitments, and the show's name was changed to Live! with Kelly. Like the screening procedure that she encountered to work together with Philbin, Ripa had various guests co-host the show with her. Producers changed the show's name to Live with Kelly and Michael. Kelly also won a Daytime Emmy Award for the 'Outstanding Talk Show Host.' Live! with Kelly won its first Emmy in June 2012, and that September, former football star Michael Strahan was picked to work with Ripa.


Ripa is an ovarian cancer advocate who has partner with Electrolux to raise money for The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Every summer, she organizes a day-long fundraising event called Super Saturday. The event in 2011 raised nearly $3.5 million for the OCRF. Ripa credits her commitment to the loss of a close friend to ovarian cancer. She appeared on a celebrity edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in 2001, which Philbin hosted. She took home $250,000 for Tomorrow's Children's Fund, a non-profit committed to helping children with cancer and other blood diseases heal faster.

Ripa is also a member of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). According to her, Linda Ripa, a drunk driver nearly murdered in 1999, inspired Ripa's engagement with MADD.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 2 Oct, 1970
Age: 49 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Stratford
residence: Manhattan
Education: Berlin Community School
Eastern High School
Gender: Female
Description: American actress and talk show host
Twitter Id: KellyRipa
Spouse: Mark Consuelos [M. 1996]
Net Worth 2021: 120 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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